October art updates- sketchcards, art show and haunts!

Hey gang,

Just wanted to do a quick art update post. Got a few things to share…

First up- Star Wars Galactic Files trading cards are now in stores!

I did 109 sketchcards for this set from Topps. Should have my returns (above) back in hand soon. I’ll have them on my site for sale as soon as I do.

The Haunted Web of Horrors is now open- come inside if you dare!

I re-did the entrance area a bit and added this klown to greet folks as they enter the 3D side “Dark Matter“. Made a few repairs here and there in the midway and pipes section, and painted a few new props.

I also did a tornado mural for a scene in the shack on the “Tormented” side of the haunt. You can see it and some of my work in Dark Matter in videos here from Fox 13.

Haunted Web is open until November 3rd and has been voted the best haunted house in Memphis. Ticket info and dates can be found here. Proceeds benefit Youth Villages.

The MSCA will have a group art show at the Adam B. Shaw Studio/Gallery2547 Broad Avenue as part of the Broad Ave Fall Art Walk on Saturday, October 20th from 2-8pm. The Broad Avenue Arts District is in Memphis, just off Sam Cooper near Hollywood- and east of Overton Park. I’ll have a couple paintings in the show, which will be up for 2 weeks. Closing reception is on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-7pm.

I just finished some “Z-Cards” for Breygent Marketing fr their fantasy set (vampires, fairies, steampunk, dragons, mermaids, wizards, etc.) I mostly did vampires and steampunk for mine. They are a new product for Breygent that fold open with the front and back of the sketch card at the top right and bottom left corners- approximately 8.5″x11″ each. Very cool concept! I did a dozen- 10 for the set and will have 2 returns.

Not sure when the “Deadworld” or “Transformers” sketchcards will be hitting stores, but I did 30 for each set and will have returns I can sell once they are out.

Don’t have any more sketchcards scheduled for the drawing boards right now, but have plenty of other art projects to keep me busy for October. Lots of stuff that’s been sitting on the back burner, plus I need to do some work in the garage while the weather is nice.

Hope you all have a great Halloween!


PS- I have a blog about my trip to the Backwoods Comics Festival on Have Geek Will Travel. Nicki and I had a great time!


Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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